Steroid-resistant asthma

Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN  Professor of Medicine, Chief, Nephrology Division, Director, Nephrology Training Program, Director, Metabolic Stone Clinic, Kidney Disease Program, University of Louisville School of Medicine; Consulting Staff, Louisville Veterans Affairs Hospital

Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science , American Federation for Medical Research , American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , American Society for Bone and Mineral Research , American Society of Nephrology , American Society of Transplantation , International Society of Nephrology , Kentucky Medical Association , National Kidney Foundation , Phi Beta Kappa

Disclosure: Serve(d) as a director, officer, partner, employee, advisor, consultant or trustee for: American Society of Nephrology<br/>Received income in an amount equal to or greater than $250 from: Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc<br/>Received grant/research funds from Dept of Veterans Affairs for research; Received salary from American Society of Nephrology for asn council position; Received salary from University of Louisville for employment; Received salary from University of Louisville Physicians for employment; Received contract payment from American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC for independent contractor; Received contract payment from Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc for independent cont.

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    I have severe asthma. I am 49 years old. I had a sinus surgery in 2004 and woke up wheezy – never had asthma before this! Eosinophils in my lungs for no reason. I have been on prednisone since 2004. Not real high doses, but many bursts that start at 100mg. My baseline for the last year has been 10mg a day. However, I started receiving Nucalla injections last fall and started a taper of my pred dosage not long after. As of June 2017, I am steroid free! Amen! However, I am feeling some serious side affects. I have extreme fatigue and joint pain. I felt fortunate that pred has not damaged me in some way for so long – until now. I am an avid runner and kept my weight down. When I couldn’t breath, I couldn’t run. So I would up the dose so I could keep fit. No bone damage or high blood sugar or high blood pressure. I credit this to maintaining a grueling workout schedule. After reading other posts, etc… I feel fortunate (knock on wood)……… I am working thru my adrenal gland issues with docs and I pray that I will recover soon from that as well. Thank you for your posts and let me know if I can help answer any questions of pred use. I have literally taken thousands of milligrams over the years…….

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